About the project

Under the guise of protecting public health and reducing the spread of the novel coronavirus, many governments are restricting rights during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet amid this widespread crackdown on rights, some governments have also tried to protect and, in some cases, even advance rights. Collecting, indexing, and sharing these positive steps allows identification of good practices, as well as tools to hold governments to account if they try to roll back these developments. Cataloging these developments also provides an opportunity to reimagine post-pandemic futures and advocacy strategies that fully center rights. This project, undertaken by the Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic, tracks these rights-positive responses to the COVID-19 pandemic around the globe, from the local to the national level.